Jake Brashears

BRASHEARS, Jake - Assistant Professor

Biology

jbrashea@sdccd.edu

Office:  S311-G
Office Phone: 619-388-4413
Office Hours:

Classes

BIOL 230 - Human Anatomy
BIOL 232 - Dissection
BIOL 235 - Human Physiology

Professional Background

Ph. D. Arizona State University, 2012 (Biology, advisor: D. F. DeNardo)
B. S. Arizona State University, 2006 (Cum Laude in Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology)

Publications

Brashears, J. and DeNardo, D. F. (2013) Revisiting python thermogenesis: brooding Burmese pythons (Python bivittatus) cue on body, not clutch, temperature. J. Herp.
Brashears, J., DeNardo, D. F. (2012) Do Brooding Pythons Recognize their Clutches? Investigating External Cues for Offspring Recognition in the Children's Python, Antaresia childreni. Ethology 118, 793-798.
Stahlschmidt, Z. R., Brashears, J., DeNardo, D. F. (2011) The role of temperature and humidity in python nest-site selection. Anim. Behav. 81, 1077-1081.
Stahlschmidt, Z. R., Brashears, J., DeNardo, D. F. (2011) The use of ultrasonography to assess reproductive investment and output in pythons. Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 103, 772-778.

Scientific Presentations

Brashears, J., Fokidis, H. B., and DeNardo, D. F. (2013) Defense behavior and the stress response in three species of python. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting at San Francisco, CA. Poster presentation.
Brashears, J. and DeNardo, D. F. (2011) Touch or go: Proximal cues for clutch brooding in Children’s python (Antaresia childreni). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT. Poster presentation.
Stahlschmidt, Z. R., Brashears, J., and DeNardo, D. F. (2011) Warm and humid: Nest-site selection in an emerging parental care model. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting at Salt Lake City, UT. Poster presentation.
Brashears, J. (2010) Hormonal correlates accompanying reproductive behavior in three species of python. Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting at Seattle, WA. Oral presentation.
Brashears, J. and DeNardo, D. F. (2009) Correlations between muscle twitch, metabolic rate, and temperature in brooding Burmese pythons (Python molurus). Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology Annual Meeting at Boston, MA. Poster presentation.
Brashears, J. and DeNardo, D. F. (2009) Correlations between muscle twitch, metabolic rate, and temperature in brooding Burmese pythons (Python molurus). Graduates in Engineering, Life, and Social Sciences at Tempe, AZ. Poster presentation.

General Articles

Brashears, J. (2012) Singing in the Rain. Popular science article for ASU’s Ask-a-Biologist http://askabiologist.asu.edu/explore/animals-seasons
“Reptile Sex: When Life Got Interesting” (2011) Public lecture for Arizona Audubon Society at Phoenix, AZ.
Nicodemo, A. (2011) Researchers take deeper look at parental care among snakes. ASU News.

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